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Welcome New Students: UCD Library

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UPDATE: Our online Prize Draw for new students is now closed.

Congratulations to our winners - they have all received their prizes!


Based in five locations across campus, we provide access to a large range of print and electronic resources.

We have a wide range of services to support your studies, and study seats that you can book online, and free, self-service laptop loans (in the James Joyce and Health Sciences Libraries).

Getting to know the Library will ensure you get the most out of our services and resources.

Just click on the tabs at the right (or above) to find out more!

Welcome to UCD Library! View our video before you arrive

Watch our short introductory video showing you the safety measures and protocols we have put in place to help make your visit a safe and beneficial experience.

Students, you must wear a face covering while in the libraries, and must book a study space online and in advance of your visit.

See the video here or at


Remember, during 2020/21 if you wish to study in the libraries you must book a seat online and in advance.

It is NOT necessary to book if you just wish to come in and browse in the libraries and/or borrow items.

Keeping you safe in UCD Library

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We are committed to your safety and we have worked with UCD campus health and safety authorities to put in place numerous protocols and regulations upon opening.

Please see our guide to services and health and safety measures.

NOTE: Students MUST book study spaces online and in advance. Go to to book a seat.